Ancient gold: the wealth of the Thracians : treasures from the Republic of Bulgaria
Harry N. Abrams, in association with the Trust for Museum Exhibitions, in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria, 1998 - Antiques & Collectibles - 256 pages
This lavishly illustrated book is the first comprehensive treatment of the remarkable artistic accomplishments of the Thracians, a people who lived to the north of Greece in ancient times. Homer described the Thracians in the Iliad as formidable enemies of the Greeks in the Trojan War, and their mountainous country gave birth to such legendary poets as Orpheus. But the Thracians had no written language, and until recently little was known about this enigmatic people.During the past 30 years, however, newly discovered archaeological sites have been excavated and studied, revealing the Thracians to be a people of extraordinary sophistication. Their metalwork, in particular, which included gold and silver jewelry, bridle ornaments, vases, and vessels, was breathtakingly beautiful and of the highest quality.
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This beautiful catalog of an important exhibit currently touring the United States gives a rare window into the little-known history of ancient Thrace. Unlike its better-documented ancient ... Read full review